Joan Lee Buttram

Delaware Education Research & Development Center

Phone: (302) 831-4434

Email: jbuttram@udel.edu

Office: 108B Willard Hall Educ Bld

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Work focuses on improving schools. Areas of interest include: school and district leadership, teachers' professional development and program evaluation.
  • Currently directing the Delaware Education Research and Development Center at the University of Delaware. The center partners with schools and other organizations, applying research in action to improve education.
  • Recently conducted a study that analyzed why some Delaware high schools had higher graduation rates and did better on the Delaware Student Testing Program than others of similar socioeconomic status.
  • Can also discuss education policy and educational accountability.
  • Previously served as director of testing in an urban school district (Newark, NJ).

Curriculum Vitae:
http://www.rdc.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/buttramresume.pdf

Web Site:
http://www.rdc.udel.edu/index.php/about/?page_id=56

Titles:
Center Director, Delaware Education Research and Development Center
Assistant Professor, School of Education

UDaily Article:
UD survey finds Delawareans rate state's schools favorably

Keywords:
schools, education, teaching, standardized tests